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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010 Thread Starter
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What Tire to put on?

Getting a set of Foose SS Legends 20" 8.5Front 10"Rear.

What Kind of Tires and What Size to put on???????

Going on a 2009 GT, DAily Driver ,5 speed car for Now and will only be run in the Spring and Summer.


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For a rime that big I would go with the Nitto Nt555. I had 20'' rims on my mustang before I switched to the 17''s. They had good handling and grip on both wet and dry conditions. I would keep put with my friend's Eclipse (grip-wise) with those tires. I highly reccomend them. OR if you wanna spend a lotta money, the Michelin Pilot Ps2 is supposed to be one of the best handling dry tires out there...

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Those Foose SS Legends are nice...I just saw the stealth (all black) ones...smokin!

I hear good things about the Nitto. I have the BF Goodrich KDW 2 tires and I really like them. They offer good grip.

Based on what you said, only being driven in spring/summer - make sure that you go with a summer high performance tire.

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Guess Im going with 255 /35/20 on front and 275/30/20 on Rear Nitto 555

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That setup should work fine. You could even go wider on the back if you wanted.

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Go with 285/30-20 in the back and 255/35-20 in the front. The sidewall size is pretty close to each other and will look better. The 275's have a smaller sidewall than the 255, so it will not look good at all.

Check this site out for comparing sizes:

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I have 10" wide on the back and I went with the 285 like the post before me it will be better on the side wall and your tire contact surface will be near the same width of your rim preventing the sidewall from rolling.
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Sorry

Yes a little slip yes I will have 285/30/20 Rear....255/35/20 Front.... Is it worth the money to get the TPMS in New Rims??????

Anything else I should do with these New wheels????

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Hi all. I recently just purchased the same rim setup but when looking on the Cruizin Concepts website, I don't see that they sell the Nittos in 285/30/20 size. What would be a good place to buy them or should I go with a different tire manufacture? Also would someone be able to post a picture of this sidewall issue you guys are talking about?

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